Family comes in all different shapes and sizes, and there is no specific way for a family to be. The variety of families, specifically adoptive families, are extensive. They may have different origins, but they all share one thing in common. They are a family. You may be wondering, how many different types of adoptive families are there? Adoption Choices of Nevada, we have put together a comprehensive guide to showcase the different types of adoptive families to better help you gain familiarity. We hope that this guide provides you with the information that will provide you with the information that you need to make an informed decision during the adoption process.
Heterosexual or Straight Adoptive Parents
You’ll most likely picture a married heterosexual couple when thinking about adoption. This type of adoptive family is likely the most commonly shown example of adoption in the media. These couples are a great choice because you likely have experience with heterosexual couples and are already familiar with different dynamics that they may have.
Younger and Older Adoptive Parents
Younger and older families are both great options for placing your child when choosing adoption. However, both have different benefits, and it’s important to consider both options. According to Nevada state laws, a child must be adopted by an adult who is 21 or older, and the adult must be ten years older than the child they are adopting. One positive to a younger adoptive family is that they are likely just starting their dream family, and your child would have the opportunity to be a part of the family from the beginning. Older adoptive parents are another great option. An older couple wishing to adopt likely are more established, allowing for a stable and comfortable home for your child.
Single Parent Adoption in Nevada
When considering adoption, you may have an image in your head of a married couple making their family larger by adopting. It is true that married couples often complete many adoptions. However, single-parent adoption is a lovely option for those who wish to grow their family bigger as a single parent.
Single parent adoption has many of the same requirements as a married couple adoption in Nevada. Adoption Choices of Nevada is proud to support single-parent adoption families. Much like married couples adoption, single parents looking to adopt must provide a financially stable and safe home, regardless of marital status. Although two-parent families are more popular, a single-parent adoptive family is a wonderful option and can provide your child with a great life.
LGBTQ+ Adoptive Parents
You may be wondering about other types of adoption in Nevada. Adoption Choices of Nevada. Same-sex adoption also referred to as LGBTQ+ adoption, is the adoption between those who are a part of a same-sex relationship. This includes parenting via two moms, two dads, or single LGBTQ+ individuals who wish to adopt. Although this type of adoption is becoming more mainstream, the LGBTQ+ still faces stigmatization today. However, an LGBTQ+ home is an opportunity to provide your child with a life full of love and acceptance.
Transracial Adoptive Families
A transracial adoptive family is those with different racial and cultural backgrounds. This means that the child would be adopted into a different race or ethnic background family. Transracial adoption would allow the child to grow up in a more diverse family. There is some stigma surrounding transracial adoption, and it’s important to note that we hear your concerns. However, the most important thing is that the child grows up in a loving home, and a transracial adoption may be a great option for your child if you are open to it.
What can I do with this Information on Different Types of Adoptive Families?
It can be a bit overwhelming looking at the many different types of adoptive families. Although this is a detailed guide to different types of adoptive families, you likely have more questions that have yet to be answered. One difficult aspect to different types of adoptive families is that there is no cookie-cutter adoptive family. You can be prepared to look into placing your child with a specific type of family, however, just as each individual is different, each family is different, and you should try to enter the process with no preconceived notions.
Adoption Choices of Nevada provides resources for those who have unplanned pregnancy. It’s important to note that our differences are what make us unique. If you allow yourself to keep an open mind, you may be surprised to find that the perfect family for your child could be the one you least expected.
Adoption Choices of Nevada has been providing adoption and surrogacy services across Nevada since 2012. You can call us to speak to someone now. Contact Us 24/7: 855-940-4673 (Toll-Free) | 702-474-4673 (Las Vegas) | 775-825-4673 (Reno) | 775-738-4673 (Elko) | 775-884-4673 (Carson City).
Meet the author: Jillian Pappas is a recent graduate of Central Michigan University and grew up in the mid-Michigan area. At CMU, she majored in communication and minored in psychology. Jillian enjoys reading and writing in her free time, and she believes that everyone’s favorite book says a lot about them. She grew up playing sports, enjoyed weightlifting, and completed her first half marathon in 2021. You can find Jillian listening to a true-crime podcast or listening to music at any given time. Jillian loves to travel and the favorite place she has been in Mykonos, Greece, where she lived out her Mamma Mia dreams. The next place on her travel bucket list is either Tokyo, Japan, or Barcelona, Spain.